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Old 09-29-11, 01:47 PM
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Community -- "Geography of Global Conflict" -- 9/29/11

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As Chang (Ken Jeong) settles into his new job as a campus security officer, Britta (Gillian Jacobs) is overwhelmed with feelings of civil disobedience when a friend is taken hostage in a foreign country. Meanwhile, Annie (Alison Brie) enlists the study group to help her defeat her new "friend" Annie Kim (Irene Choi) in a Model United Nations competition, while Professor Cligoris (Martin Starr, "Party Down") struggles to maintain decorum. Joel McHale, Chevy Chase, Yvette Nicole Brown, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover and Jim Rash star.

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Old 09-29-11, 01:55 PM
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Re: Community -- "Geography of Global Conflict" -- 9/29/11

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Re: Community -- "Geography of Global Conflict" -- 9/29/11

Pierce: "What?! I didn't mean Asians. I meant women."
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Re: Community -- "Geography of Global Conflict" -- 9/29/11

I liked them poking fun at the uselessness of the UN. Martin Starr will be a great addition to the cast. "The science works."

Every time "Hello" started playing when Britta and Chang looked at one another, I couldn't help but laugh.

Odd episode though. There were some decent laughs, but it just felt sort of strange at times; not quite sure how else to describe it.
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Re: Community -- "Geography of Global Conflict" -- 9/29/11

The "Hello" bits between Chang and Britta, Annie's temper tantrum and Abed and Troy playing operation on Pierce were the best parts of the episode.
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Re: Community -- "Geography of Global Conflict" -- 9/29/11

"We all farted."
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Re: Community -- "Geography of Global Conflict" -- 9/29/11

You're acting like a school girl and not in a hot way!
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Re: Community -- "Geography of Global Conflict" -- 9/29/11

Crisis Alert!
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Re: Community -- "Geography of Global Conflict" -- 9/29/11

I didn't care too much for this episode. The UN Model thing was funny, but I didn't care much for the Chang and Britta scenes.
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Re: Community -- "Geography of Global Conflict" -- 9/29/11

Anonther soild episode, better than the premiere I thought. Good to see the show's still got it.

"Abed what did I tell you, you can't just mumble nonsense, no one's cutting away"
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Re: Community -- "Geography of Global Conflict" -- 9/29/11

Pretty good, but this show really started to lose me last season when it got so reliant on gimmick episodes. It doesn't help that everything else pales in comparison to Parks & Rec right now.

I do want a .gif of Annie jamming the straw in and out of the cup and then Abed's (or maybe it was Troy) hand coming into the shot, taking the cup, removing the lid, and then putting the cup back in front of Annie.
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Re: Community -- "Geography of Global Conflict" -- 9/29/11

Also, I'm still not terribly comfortable with this Annie and Jeff relationship. The age difference just makes for this sleazy vibe any time they tease it.
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Re: Community -- "Geography of Global Conflict" -- 9/29/11

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Crisis Alert!
The floating heads with that had me dying.
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Re: Community -- "Geography of Global Conflict" -- 9/29/11

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Also, I'm still not terribly comfortable with this Annie and Jeff relationship. The age difference just makes for this sleazy vibe any time they tease it.
Agree. And this show doesn't need any "Ross & Rachel" stuff, either. They successfully diverged away from that when it looked like they were going in that direction with Jeff and Britta. So I hope we don't get any needless sentimental/romantic angle with Jeff and Annie. I don't think we will because the shows not really built for that, but just saying that it would be off-putting in an otherwise great and unconventional show.
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Agree. And this show doesn't need any "Ross & Rachel" stuff, either. They successfully diverged away from that when it looked like they were going in that direction with Jeff and Britta. So I hope we don't get any needless sentimental/romantic angle with Jeff and Annie. I don't think we will because the shows not really built for that, but just saying that it would be off-putting in an otherwise great and unconventional show.
It's not full blown 'Ross & Rachel' but it seems like they've been teasing the Jeff and Annie thing off and on for awhile now. It seems inevitable that they'll be revisiting it as part of future arcs. I don't necessarily think that's a bad thing as I trust the writers not to go overboard.
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Re: Community -- "Geography of Global Conflict" -- 9/29/11

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Crisis Alert!
Nice nod there to all the Comic Con fans by doing Crisis and name dropping Earth-1 and Earth-2.

But besides giving a nod to the comic fans when they said that I went "They're pulling a Fringe!"
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Re: Community -- "Geography of Global Conflict" -- 9/29/11

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Also, I'm still not terribly comfortable with this Annie and Jeff relationship. The age difference just makes for this sleazy vibe any time they tease it.
There's like a 5 year age-difference between those two in real life.
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Re: Community -- "Geography of Global Conflict" -- 9/29/11

Liked seeing the head security guard from that Will Arnett Fox show, I really liked him on that show.
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Re: Community -- "Geography of Global Conflict" -- 9/29/11

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There's like a 5 year age-difference between those two in real life.
Yea but shes playing like 19..and hes playing what..30..35?
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Re: Community -- "Geography of Global Conflict" -- 9/29/11

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Odd episode though. There were some decent laughs, but it just felt sort of strange at times; not quite sure how else to describe it.
Agreed. Almost seemed like a show trying to be like Community. Still enjoyable, but far from their finest ep...
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Re: Community -- "Geography of Global Conflict" -- 9/29/11

Much more enjoyable than the premiere. Pierce's lines about asians and women had me rolling.
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Re: Community -- "Geography of Global Conflict" -- 9/29/11

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There's like a 5 year age-difference between those two in real life.
By who's math? Joel McHale is 39 and Alison Brie is 27.

I'll have to rewatch this episode again, but I didn't love it. I thought the Chang/Britta bits were great, but the UN thing didn't work for me as much. And although I'm not personally opposed to teasing the Jeff/Annie relationship , the way it played out in this episode seemed weird to me. The whole issue of Jeff treating Annie like a little kid as a way to diffuse his attraction came out of nowhere. If this episode had taken place at the beginning of season 2 it would made more sense to me.
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Re: Community -- "Geography of Global Conflict" -- 9/29/11

Chang, Britta and spitting was oddly hot.
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Re: Community -- "Geography of Global Conflict" -- 9/29/11

I really didn't like the Chang/Britta stuff.

The Model UN stuff was good.

Some great lines this episode but Troy's delivery of the line "we all farted" was the funniest thing I saw in all the NBC sitcoms last night. Troy is one of the best characters on television.
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Re: Community -- "Geography of Global Conflict" -- 9/29/11

Originally Posted by Al Padrino View Post

I do want a .gif of Annie jamming the straw in and out of the cup and then Abed's (or maybe it was Troy) hand coming into the shot, taking the cup, removing the lid, and then putting the cup back in front of Annie.
Warming Glow comes through again.





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